Review: Bone Dry by Kim Fielding
Where did you get this book: E-Arc from Publisher
Release Date: Out Now
“Ery Phillips’s muse is MIA. He’s pretty sure his job as a graphic designer is to blame, because let’s face it, what kind of muse wants to draw grocery store logos and catheterized penises?
When Ery’s friends Dylan and Chris head off on a European vacation, Ery jumps at the chance to stay on their farm, hoping a stint in the country will encourage his muse to reappear. To be sure, the farm has attracted a few oddities—Dylan is a werewolf and the place was recently haunted—but Ery isn’t canceling his plans just because his friends warn him that there’s something strange going on in their pond. What he doesn’t expect is Karl, a beautiful naked man who appears at the water’s edge.
With Karl as his inspiration, Ery creates amazing paintings and begins to achieve the success he had previously only dreamed of. But Karl comes with certain challenges, causing Ery to question his own goals. Creating the life of his dreams with an unusual beloved may be more challenge than Ery can handle.”
I adore the Bones series. Dylan and Chris have always been favorite characters for me. The addition of Travis and Drew into their universe only made it infinitely better because “Speechless” is a read that I go to again and again and I was thrilled to see the characters interact. I’ve been waiting for Ery’s story since he was mentioned in the first book and showed up in the second. This went in a direction I never expected and I love when authors take you places you never expected to go. I liked that there was a time jump and we see Ery at a place in his life when things aren’t really going how he thought they should and he was disappointed in himself and world. He’s unsettled and feeling down. Then he meets Karl. Karl is such a sweet and innocent character who has endured years of loneliness and isolation but he retains a genuine naivety and kindness that radiates from his core.
Sweet, sweet Karl. You deserved all the things, Karl! All the things.
I’ll be honest. I wasn’t sure how this was going to end so at its bleakest point for me, when I got all weepy reading it, I had to flip to the end because I was upset enough for the characters that I needed to see how things turned out.
The story was perfect for Ery, for Karl and for me.
There were great cameos from beloved previous characters who both helped Ery come to terms with what was going on his life and who were there to support him. I can’t recommend this series enough. There are unique characters embedded in wonderful paranormal stories and the author is able to surround the reader in emotion and angst in ways that always lead to more than a few tears, but only in the best way.
I’m giving “Bone Dry” a B+